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Methodist and Alcohol and Gambling

Discussion in 'Methodist DIR' started by KeithCristian, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. KeithCristian

    KeithCristian Member

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    I went to a Methodist church today for the first time. Are Methodist against drinking alcohol and gambling? I did not about this today. Thanks
     
  2. Kathryn

    Kathryn Most Spoiled Woman Ever

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    I've attended Methodist churches for many years. The Methodist church was very active in the temperance movement in the early part of the 20th century. However, most modern day Methodists that I know are tolerant, and I have yet to meet one who was opposed to drinking.

    As for gambling - I have no idea - never heard it even brought up in any Methodist church I've been a part of.
     
  3. Etritonakin

    Etritonakin Well-Known Member

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    Would "wherever you find four, you'll find a fifth" be inappropriate humor here?
     
  4. KeithCristian

    KeithCristian Member

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    I visited a Methodist church on Sunday. The people were very nice. I have been visiting the Catholic church and love the Mass. The Methodist church did things they do in the Catholic church. I do drink from time to time, not much, maybe once every two months, and not much at that. Plus I may visit a horse track once a year just for fun. All this is OK in the Catholic church. Not sure about the Methodist church though.
     
  5. Skwim

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    As unusual as it may be, I have quite a few friends who are devote drinking and gambling Methodists, so I doubt that either is forbidden by the religion, although they may be frowned on.
     
  6. Philda Tressie

    Philda Tressie God Supremist

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    Excessive use of alcohol is forbidden. Gambling is forbidden as it can create expectations contrary to Christian belief which is complete trust in God.
     
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